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Tighter

Slang; in bond trading, a decline in yield spread, indicating lower risk.
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Pawing and tearing at earth and air, Sabor rolled and threw herself this way and that in an effort to dislodge this strange antagonist; but ever tighter and tighter drew the iron bands that were forcing her head lower and lower upon her tawny breast.
He wished to improve that which was already perfect--to draw the rope tighter yet round the neck of his unfortunate victim--and so he ruined all.
Bert's mouth opened and shut, and he clutched tighter on the rail of the bridge.
Of course, this only gets it into a tighter tangle than ever.
If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire.
One of your eyes seems loose, and you may have to sew it on tighter.
Tell me where they are or I will kill you," and the brown fingers of the ape-man closed a little tighter upon the throat of his victim.
He reared upon his hind legs and threw himself backwards but always the savage creature upon his back clung tenaciously to him, and always the mighty brown arms crushed tighter and tighter about his chest.
Bulan responded only with a tighter pressure of the hand.
He held her hand pressed very tightly in his, tighter perhaps than conditions required, but she let it lie there as she led him forward, very slowly down a flight of rough stone steps.
I've been in a few tight corners but nothing tighter than that.
Tarzan essayed to slip from Bolgani's shoulder; but the great beast only growled ominously and gripped him tighter.